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#1 Photogeezer

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:29 PM

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Am I the only one who is thinking that there are too many choices for RAW conversions and image editing.  Recently ON1 RAW, Luminar, Affinity Photo, Iridient Developer, and Updated Capture One 10 are just a few of the applications to announce new products.  Each application can be used to arrive at similar final images... sort of.  Each application has advocates who proclaim that converted x-trans files look great and vice versa.  Each application requires a different workflow, with many passing through LR.  Each application has a series of sliders that may have different names, but can be used similarly from application to application eg Curves.  Since there are different "styles" of photographers, I am sure that there are many opinions on the best applications or combination of applications for every photographer.  I have currently been testing the ON1 RAW pre-release and Luminar as an amateur photographer.  Before I have more invested in software than hardware, what are the Fuji shooters using or changing toward and why?



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:47 PM

No. There's a Darwinian process that winnows out the lesser entities sooner than we'd like. So the more there are the better the survivors _may_ be.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:45 AM

I am using Capture One. The results are definitely much better than what I got with Lightroom. I don't have time to test out other software though. It's not like you can use one and get good results immediately. It takes some time to learn.



#4 johant

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:43 AM

Too many? When you found a converter that you like, what does it matter how many others there are?
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#5 Photogeezer

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

Too many? When you found a converter that you like, what does it matter how many others there are?

 

As a former Aperture user, I know the "pain" of discontinuation.....sort of like the time dad ran off with Miss Perkins, your 1st grade teacher!!LOL



#6 Chucktin

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:55 AM

Hey he can have Miss Perkins! Mine was more like Mr. Ed anyway😁.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:03 PM

(Sober responce) - I make a living running a copy of Photoshop. Adobe does make some curious choices but it seems to me their desicions lately are driven by marketing forces in that if a change is desirable in PS how that change effects everything in the CC suite is considered.
If I were advising I'd say give us a better way to un-clutter the user interface and then make the tools/options smoother. Sitting in front of a monitor, knowing what I want to do, but not knowing how gets old.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:29 PM

In camera produced JPGs work wonders for my stress levels; highly recommended. Take a picture, take another; and repeat.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:33 PM

My PS CS 5 camera raw will not support my X-T2. I downloaded trials of and  have played with LR, PS CC, C1 10, Raw Therapee, Photo Ninja and SilkyPix Pro. In my hands, on my computer and through my eyes C1 10 Pro worked the best and I bought it. Invest the time yourself and see what works for you.  Also bought a Spyder5Express and calibrated my monitor with the DisplayCAL open source software.





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